Thursday, 14 August 2014

Guest post: Bella's Beauty Box-Holy Grail makeup products

Well, hello! I’m Isabella from Bella’s Beauty Box and Lizzie decided to let me do a wonderful guest post (on her pretty amazing blog). In case you aren’t familiar with my blog, I am a beauty blogger from the Midwest (represent!) who loves both makeup and sports (how ‘bout dem Bears?). I am a self-proclaimed skincare (and stuffing) snob who thinks that you should feel beautiful with AND without makeup.
I feel that the only way to really sum up myself (and my blog) is to talk about my current holy grail makeup products. I obviously limited myself to 6 items and I had to cut quite a few good products (it hurt… it hurt a lot). I tried to do a mix of different products and things that I absolutely can’t live without.
Before I get onto my holy grail products, I feel obliged to ramble on and on about myself… Just kidding. I’m really going to ramble on about my blog (#TypicalBeautyBlogger). On my blog, I talk about anything and everything beauty related. I do reviews, beauty guides, and celebrity makeup tutorials (feel free to comment down below what celebrities you would like me to do). I put up a new post about three to five times a week, depending on how busy I am. I think that I am a unique blogger because I talk in prose (basically I talk casually) and like to just be myself and only myself.

Now that I am done rambling, let’s get into the actual post.

I am a big drugstore makeup fan, but I do like to branch out sometimes and try some amazing high end makeup. As you can see, most of my holy grail items are drugstore. I love finding good, yet affordable, makeup at the drugstore. With that in mind, let’s do this thing!

1.       Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup  ($20): I talk about this foundation a whole lot on my blog. It is a really amazing foundation that can be built up to have a really full coverage or can be applied to give a light almost natural looking coverage. I love that it applies really easily and I found a really good shade match for my skin (I wear Fresh Ivory). This is a great foundation for daily use. I also love that it helps fight acne because I struggle with acne issues. This is just an overall great foundation.

2.       SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel ($89): This is quite an expensive hydrating gel. I actually get this from my dermatologist and it does wonders on my skin. I find that this helps people that have dry skin or get dry patches (I have combo skin with the occasional dry patches). It is pretty expensive, but I believe that it is worth it because I wear it under my makeup and it really helps smooth my skin. I use this like you would use a serum—I apply it every day after I wash my face. It works wonders, is super light, and immediately sinks into the skin.

3.       Maybelline Baby Lips ($5): I have also talked about this product on my blog (I compared it to the EOS lip balms) and absolutely love it. Some of the Baby Lips give off a really beautiful tint to the lips and they are super moisturizing. If you are trying to find a great tinted lip balm (or just a lip balm in general), I would recommend the Baby Lips. They are super inexpensive and they still keep my lips smooth and unchapped.

4.       Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara ($8.99): I got this mascara a few months ago and I basically fell in love with it. I bought it because of EleventhGorgeous (an amazing YouTube channel) and I think it is one of the best (if not the best) mascara I have ever tried. I have tried a whole bunch of different mascaras and no other mascara compares to the volume this gives. It is definitely a mascara that you should give a try. It does tend to get a little clumpy after you put another coat on, but other than that, I have nothing but good things to say about this wonderful mascara.

5.       CVS Make-Up Removing Towelettes ($5.99): These makeup removing wipes do a fantastic job at removing my makeup. The drugstore has a whole bunch of different makeup removing options, but I really think that makeup wipes are super convenient and handy to have. I love the CVS makeup removing wipes because they don’t sting my eyes like some other wipes do and it also does a good job taking off all of my makeup. I normally take off my makeup first and then go in and wash my face with my cleanser. I don’t even need to wash my face a lot because the wipes take off almost all of my makeup. I would really recommend these to anyone who is looking for an inexpensive yet effective makeup remover.

6.       Wet N Wild Walking on Eggshells Trio ($2.99): Who knew that you could get three amazing quality eyeshadows for only $3? Wet N Wild is a great quality and affordable drugstore makeup brand that produces amazing quality eyeshadows and lipsticks that I absolutely love. This trio is my favorite eyeshadow trio in my collection. There is a beautiful browbone highlight shade that also works really well in the inner corners of your eye. The brown crease shade is my personal favorite eyeshadow in the trio because it is a beautiful shimmery caramel color that looks really good on my brown eyes. The eyelid color is a really beautiful champagne like color that is absolutely stunning. All of the shadows work really well together and this is certainly a great buy for anyone looking for a good everyday eye shadow trio.

Thanks for reading along! Comment down below your holy grail makeup items and what beauty products you think I should give a try. Feel free to check out my blog (here)! I would love to talk to you wonderful people!
Have a fantastic day! #StayBeautiful


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  2. Great guest Isabella! Walking on Eggshells is definitely one of my all time fav W&W trios, one of the few eye shadows I've hit pan on. :-)

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